Like all things over the past 12 months, The Fringe Festival is shaping up to be a little different than usual.

COVID restrictions will see strict rules and regulations to keep everyone safe so here’s what you need to know.

More than 112,000 tickets have been purchased for this year’s Fringe worth $3 million, which is just over half the amount bought opening week last year. Although tickets are being sold at the same daily rate, the release of tickets was delayed by six weeks due to COVID.

Source: Adelaide Fringe Facebook

When arriving at events, health officials are warning attendees to follow COVID-safe rules, particularly checking into venues with QR codes.

Any Melbournians who have optimistically purchased their tickets, they are entitled to a refund up to six hours prior to the show due to the COVID restrictions. No Victoria-based acts have cancelled their show as of yet.

Shows are limited to 50% capacity, so it’s best to get in quick to the events you want to see.


The festival kicks off on February 19 and as always, it is set to be an outstanding program of events. Head to Adelaide’s Fringe Festival website to view the full program and purchase tickets.